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HTMLNew Jersey Considering Ban on Employment Bias against Unemployment Status
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014
The New Jersey State Senate Labor Committee by a 3-2 vote has advanced a bill prohibiting employment discrimination based on an applicant’s unemployment status. If passed and signed into law, it could affect employer hiring and new hire pay decisions in the Garden State and expose employers...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court to Decide Whether ‘Watchdog’ Whistleblower Can Claim Retaliatory Discharge
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014
The New Jersey Supreme Court will review a terminated company executive’s whistleblower claim to determine whether in allegedly raising concerns about the safety and efficacy of his employer’s products, he would be protected from firing by the state’s Conscientious Employee...

 

HTMLSkipping Unemployment Hearing in Alabama Not Necessarily a Safe Litigation Strategy
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 17, 2014
A former employee who failed to appear for her unemployment benefits hearing, where the referee determined the employer had a legitimate reason for discharging her based solely on agency file documents, had her retaliatory discharge claim under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) dismissed when...

 

HTMLNew York City Earned Sick Time Act - An Update
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014
The New York City Council has quietly amended the Earned Sick Time Act, which becomes effective on April 1, 2014, to allow a cap on accrued time carried over from one year to the next and to clarify the employer’s notice obligation.

 

HTMLArbitration Agreement Not Unconscionable, California Court Orders Arbitration
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 13, 2014
Sending a former employee’s wrongful termination claim to an arbitrator, the California Court of Appeal has ruled that his employment arbitration agreement was not unconscionable and deserved to be enforced. Sanchez v. CarMax Auto Superstores of California, LLC, No. B244772 (Cal. Ct. App....

 

HTMLPoisoning a Coworker is Outside the Scope of Employment, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014
A California Court of Appeal has ruled that a medical staffing company was not vicariously liable for its medical assistant who poisoned a coworker while on assignment at a hospital. Montague et al. v. AMN Healthcare, Inc., No. D063385 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 21, 2014). The Court found the medical...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Provisions to Private Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014
Privately owned companies, in addition to publicly traded companies, may be subject to whistleblower liability under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision. Lawson v. FMR LLC, No. 12-3 (Mar. 4, 2014). The Court held private company employees, in...

 

HTMLCounty to Pay $215,000 to Settle Health Information Security Violations
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014
Skagit County, Washington, has agreed to pay $215,000 and comply with a three-year corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the privacy and security rules under HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the...

 

HTMLUniversity Entitled to Fee Award after Defending Meritless Discrimination Claim, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014
Finding an employee’s lawsuit under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) was “without merit[,] frivolous and vexatious,” the California Court of Appeal has affirmed an award of attorneys’ fees in the amount of $100,000 in favor of the employer....

 

HTMLUniversity Professor’s Religious Speech Not Protected, Mississippi Federal Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014
Finding a professor’s reported comments to students regarding his religious beliefs were not protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a federal court in Mississippi granted summary judgment in favor of a state university on the professor’s retaliation claim. Payne...

 


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